Cork Guinness Jazz Festival Line-Up


The Guinness Jazz Festival is back in Cork for another year. The fest which traditionally takes place in October each year, is back again and with an even bigger and better line-up than before. The festival attracts visitors from all across the globe and is renowned as one of Europe’s top jazz festivals. In the past, it has attracted names like Ella Fitzgerald, Herbie Hancock and Dizzy Gillespie and this year, it’s line-up certainly lives up to the standard.


The festival will take place from Friday October 25th – Monday 28th this year.


The Guinness Jazz Festival takes place in venues across Cork City. Venues include Cork Opera House, The Everyman, Triskel Christchurch and Triskel Auditorium. Directions to all of these venues can be found by clicking here.


The Everyman Theatre, MacCurtain Street, Cork
Oct 25th: Courtney Pine and Rene Marie
Oct 26th: Billy Cobham and Portico Quartet
Oct 27th: Mingus Big Band and Snarky Puppy

Cork Opera House, Emmet Place, Cork
Oct 25th: Efterklang
Oct 26th: Chic and Nile Rodgers
Oct 27th: Jazzie B and the Soul ll Soul Sound System
Oct 28th: Primal Scream

Triskel Christchurch

Oct 25th: Bugge Wesseltoft and Berklee Jazz Institute
Oct 26th: Saluzzi Lechner Saluzzi Trio and Perico Sambeat

Triskel Auditorium

Oct 26th: Butter
Oct 27th: Jaime Nanci & The Blueboys


Tickets are priced from €13 to €34 including booking fee. Tickets for each gig are available by clicking on the desired artist at the following link and clicking “Buy Tickets”.

Click here to be redirected to Ticket Purchase Website

Other Info:

Please note that the festival also boasts a range of free events and entertainment including a Jazz Bar at The Everyman on the 26th & 27th from 2pm-5.30pm, a host bands ensuring the music is flowing throughout the streets of Cork throughout the weekend and of course the Fringe Festival, details of which are yet to be announced.

Further info can be found at the official website, GuinnessJazzFestival.Com.



Laur Ryan

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